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Cocktail Meatballs

Everybody loves spearing these cute little Cocktail Meatballs!


  • Prep Time : 12 min min
  • Ready Time : 12 min


8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup seltzer or club soda
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • For sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle chili sauce
  • Rice pilaf, cooked according to pacakge directions:(optional)



  1. Place beef, egg, bread crumbs, seltzer or soda, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix lightly but well to combine all ingredients.
  2. Shape into 3/4-inch round balls, using your hands, a melon baller or a small scoop. Don’t over-handle them, though, or they’ll get tough. Set aside.
  3. In a 2- to 3-quart saucepan, heat cranberry sauce and chili sauce over medium heat, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Drop meatballs into sauce. Return to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve with a toothpick in each meatball, or over rice pilaf if desired.

Contributed by: Quick & Kosher, JAMIE GELLER

For the ultimate do-ahead tip: Prepare meatballs, place on trays and freeze. When they’re frozen, transfer to sealable plastic bags, pop back into the freezer and use as needed.

Serve with a toothpick in each meatball or over rice pilaf if desired.

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."

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